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Ethylene Oxide Europe Transcript
The European Ethylene Oxide report has an official contract range and this covers both the free-delivered North West European market and also the free delivered Mediterranean market.
The contract is, 95% is based on a formula movement and traditionally moves 82% on average of the Ethylene feed stock movement. The remaining 5% is on a freely negotiated basis and moves in line with supply and demand, and to a lesser extent, feedstocks.
The ICIS report provides invaluable pricing information and a number of players use that for ICIS-linked contracts.
The main downstream sectors include the industrial application markets, also the surfactants market and the seasonal business in the anti-freeze and downstream bottle sectors.
The report provides import pricing, market and production information for both buyers and sellers alike.
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The ethylene oxide (EO) market was on tenterhooks in the second quarter, because of scheduled shutdowns and then a force majeure (FM) at Shell’s 305,000 tonne/year EO plant at Moerdijk, the Netherlands, curtailing supply. The situation was compounded by chaos on the German railway system caused by storms in early June.
Customers have struggled to get the required product, but some managed to secure additional volumes on a spot basis from their regular contract suppliers. Spot activity is rare due to the danger of handling EO.
Once the above issues have been resolved and balance is restored to the market, customers envisage a quieter summer period in terms of demand.
The European formula-based EO price movement comprises 80-85% of the change in the monthly ethylene price, with 82% taken as a representative average. Annual conversion fees rolled over or increased by €15-40/tonne for European EO contracts.
With ethylene dipping by €5/tonne from April to May, only to recover by €10/tonne to €1,170/tonne FD NWE in June, EO saw minor price moves over the same period.
Updated to Q2 2014
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